Fodor's Expert Review Linville Gorge Wilderness

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Some of the most challenging hikes and climbs in the country are in Linville Gorge, often called "the Grand Canyon of the East." The gorge is part of a 12,000-acre federal wilderness area in the Pisgah National Forest, and there are about 39 miles of trails here. Free backcountry camping permits are available from the Grandfather Mountain ranger's office in Nebo, which also has maps of the gorge and its trails.

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Blue Ridge Parkway MM 317
Nebo, North Carolina  28761, USA

828-652–2144

www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nfsnc/recarea/?recid=48974

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